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Kohn honored by mathematics society

Joseph Kohn, professor of mathematics at Princeton, has been selected by the American Mathematical Society to receive the 2004 Stefan Bergman Prize for his influential research.

"Kohn's work in partial differential equations and several complex variables has influenced countless researchers and has fostered an intense interaction between these subjects," the prize citation said.

Established in 1988, the $22,000 prize recognizes mathematical accomplishments in the areas of research in which Bergman worked. Bergman, who died in 1977, was a Stanford University mathematician best known for his research in several complex variables.

Kohn has been a professor at Princeton since 1968 and is a former chair of the Department of Mathematics. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he earned his master's and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton.

Kohn has been a leading figure in complex analysis for the past 40 years. His honors include membership in the National Academy of Sciences and the Steele Prize from the American Mathematical Society for a seminal contribution to research.

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